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Ive been considering both bikes but i dont really understand the various bike parts, their prices, and their availabilities in Singapore. So i wondering if any of u veteran riders have tips on which would be easier and less costly to maintain? Or even if u just have any info about maintenance of these 2 bikes do share pls. Much appreciated🙏

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5 hours ago, Fleotrix said:

Ive been considering both bikes but i dont really understand the various bike parts, their prices, and their availabilities in Singapore. So i wondering if any of u veteran riders have tips on which would be easier and less costly to maintain? Or even if u just have any info about maintenance of these 2 bikes do share pls. Much appreciated🙏

hihi.. I'm not a pro for these 2 bikes.. but after a few searches online.

adv 150 

https://powersports.honda.com/street/scooter/adv150/specifications

XSR 155

https://www.yamaha-motor.co.id/product/xsr155/

 

main difference in terms of technical

adv - belt   / 2 valve / smaller wheels

xsr - chain /  4 valve / larger wheels

 

Overall, it really boils down to your preferences and what are you looking at..

If maintenance wise.. Auto bike (ADV) usually will cost more due to belt but you enjoy the comfort of auto bikes. 😛

If you want "lower cost" maintenance, XSR might be a more better choice. :)

 

Kindly read thru at least the intro section first before decide to post any comments.... thanks... :cool:

 

Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6285055#post6285055

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11 hours ago, adesmond2 said:

hihi.. I'm not a pro for these 2 bikes.. but after a few searches online.

adv 150 

https://powersports.honda.com/street/scooter/adv150/specifications

XSR 155

https://www.yamaha-motor.co.id/product/xsr155/

 

main difference in terms of technical

adv - belt   / 2 valve / smaller wheels

xsr - chain /  4 valve / larger wheels

 

Overall, it really boils down to your preferences and what are you looking at..

If maintenance wise.. Auto bike (ADV) usually will cost more due to belt but you enjoy the comfort of auto bikes. 😛

If you want "lower cost" maintenance, XSR might be a more better choice. :)

 

Hmmm thx for such a concise summary! I understand that parts prices are also affected by how available it is in SG. Do u happen to know if the XSR parts are easy to find in SG?

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I've seen quite a number of XSR around and Yamaha as a manufacturer tend to support their machines very well. The same can be said for Honda. Shouldn't have any issues with spare parts and reliability. ADV is seen often running delivery for Grab, Food panda etc all day. 

Let's study the two bikes and see which one you prefer. Each has a different maintenance regimen and are different style of motorcycle. 

XSR155 is a classic style motorbike in our uncles days these were everyday commuters that you can zhng to become neat little Cafe racers. But surprise, it has a nice and quiet modern fuel injected engine with decent power. 

ADV150 is Honda's miniature version of the powerful X-ADV 750cc adventure scooter and is more of an experimental design. It looks like Gundam styling from some angles but basically it's a slightly taller scooter running off road tyres. It's debatable whether anyone really takes these off road but the looks are to each individual rider's preference. Scooter means it has better features such as adjustable windscreen, USB port and internal storage compartment. XSR, need to put external box. 

Maintenance wise, I would say neither has an advantage. Modern scooters you can twist and go don't bother about chain lube and adjustment but you need to clean CVT and replace belt as part of full servicing. For my nMax the belt life is 24,000km so I expect to replace it as a wear item yearly. For class 2B scooter servicing is relatively inexpensive, hundred bucks should settle it. The shop doesn't even want me to come for engine oil changes anymore, saying it should be good for 3000km or more since the scoot has separate liquid cooled engine and gearbox oil supply. Means the oil not so stressed and breaking down doing lube, cooling and gearbox duty all at once like on normal bikes. 

XSR treat it like a normal chain driven bike you need to lube the chain, clean the chain, adjust for wear periodically to avoid excessive noise and wear, these are normal to all chain bikes nothing special, otherwise it is a modern fuel injected Yamaha engine which is always fun and responsive. Performance wise XSR will be better in response but ADV rides like classic auto scooter, it may be hesitant to move and overtake at first but once at cruising speed it's like driving a sofa, never need to change gear. 

I used to like standard bikes but recently switched to auto scooter, so hope the writeup helps. 

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On 3/15/2022 at 6:49 PM, Fleotrix said:

Hmmm thx for such a concise summary! I understand that parts prices are also affected by how available it is in SG. Do u happen to know if the XSR parts are easy to find in SG?

As pink sheep mentioned.. it really boils down to what is your preferred choice of bikes.. 

Maintenance is always number 2..

Dun worry too much about everything.. I'm sure even if you can't find the parts, you can order from AMS or Yamaha dealer (Hong Leong).. 

Ask yourself 2 things

1) Do you prefer manual or auto?

2) Which bike falls in your budget?

This 2 will be the main concern.. anything else can be settle.. 😛

 

14 hours ago, pinksheep said:

I've seen quite a number of XSR around and Yamaha as a manufacturer tend to support their machines very well. The same can be said for Honda. Shouldn't have any issues with spare parts and reliability. ADV is seen often running delivery for Grab, Food panda etc all day. 

Let's study the two bikes and see which one you prefer. Each has a different maintenance regimen and are different style of motorcycle. 

XSR155 is a classic style motorbike in our uncles days these were everyday commuters that you can zhng to become neat little Cafe racers. But surprise, it has a nice and quiet modern fuel injected engine with decent power. 

ADV150 is Honda's miniature version of the powerful X-ADV 750cc adventure scooter and is more of an experimental design. It looks like Gundam styling from some angles but basically it's a slightly taller scooter running off road tyres. It's debatable whether anyone really takes these off road but the looks are to each individual rider's preference. Scooter means it has better features such as adjustable windscreen, USB port and internal storage compartment. XSR, need to put external box. 

Maintenance wise, I would say neither has an advantage. Modern scooters you can twist and go don't bother about chain lube and adjustment but you need to clean CVT and replace belt as part of full servicing. For my nMax the belt life is 24,000km so I expect to replace it as a wear item yearly. For class 2B scooter servicing is relatively inexpensive, hundred bucks should settle it. The shop doesn't even want me to come for engine oil changes anymore, saying it should be good for 3000km or more since the scoot has separate liquid cooled engine and gearbox oil supply. Means the oil not so stressed and breaking down doing lube, cooling and gearbox duty all at once like on normal bikes. 

XSR treat it like a normal chain driven bike you need to lube the chain, clean the chain, adjust for wear periodically to avoid excessive noise and wear, these are normal to all chain bikes nothing special, otherwise it is a modern fuel injected Yamaha engine which is always fun and responsive. Performance wise XSR will be better in response but ADV rides like classic auto scooter, it may be hesitant to move and overtake at first but once at cruising speed it's like driving a sofa, never need to change gear. 

I used to like standard bikes but recently switched to auto scooter, so hope the writeup helps. 

awesome break down.. just curious since I never own a scooter before.. :) 

CVT is? (googled online) haha.. So, what makes a scooter ‘automatic’? An automatic motorbike is equipped with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which allows transmission change without the presence of chain drives.

The main stuff that you change will be Engine oil/coolant/spark plug and is there also gearbox oil? (quite interesting)

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Kindly read thru at least the intro section first before decide to post any comments.... thanks... :cool:

 

Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6285055#post6285055

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